Capital CitiesThe Places
With over 33 Dynasties spanning more than 3,000 years of history, the Capitals
of Egypt often reflect the Rulers of that ancient time period
Alexander the Great conceived the second city in Egypt. Looking at it’s infamous Library, one of 7 wonders of the ancient world in the Lighthouse, through to the last Egyptian Pharaoh, Cleopatra.
“The Domain of the Ram Lord of Djedet”, previously the Capital of the Lower Egyptian Nome of Kha, Nome 16 and in use very early in the Pharaonic period of Egypt, through to the Greek period
The White Walls: Capital during the Old Kingdom Period. Founded in approx. 3,100BC and remained the Capital for 8 continuous Dynasties. Cult Centre for God Ptah, Goddess Sekhmet and their son, God Nefertem
The House of Ramses or Great of Victories; Capital City of Egypt for Pharaoh Ramses II in the New Kingdom Period. Pharaoh seems to have moved the Capital City here for political and defensive reasons
People were living here from the Neolithic period 4200-3900BC through to today. The Cult of Neith brought many to settle or in pilgrimage here throughout the Pharaonic Period and it was used as a Capital City in 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC